Prep Baseball Report

2017 Western PA Top Prospect Games Analysis: Team PBR (Two-way Prospects)

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The summer rush of PBR events in Pennsylvania continued last week with the 2017 Western PA Top Prospect Games on July 18 and 19. 55 prospects from across the state gathered for two days of nine inning games and showcase activities at the Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber, PA. Today we continue our analysis of the prospects in attendance by taking a look at those that participated as two-way prospects as a member of Team PBR.

** NOTE: measurables were not collected for members of Team PBR with the exception of pitchers in game action and catchers pop times during a defensive workout on day two of the event.

team pbr (two-way prospects)

Connor Dewees, 2018, 3B/RHP, Red Lion Area HS
5-foot-11, 180-pound primary third baseman made a number of athletic defensive plays and displayed the ability to man the hot corner at the next level.  Has showcased 80 mph arm strength across the diamond and 7.21 60-yard dash at previous PBR events.  The right-handed hitter went 5-for-10 with two walks and a double in game action over the course of the two day event.  Sat 78-81 out of a high 3/4 arm slot on the mound while also commanding a 11/5 breaking curveball at 61-63 and a slider at 73-74.  Worked three solid innings, allowing one run while inducing five ground ball outs.

Eric Holz, 2018, C/RHP, Loyalsock Township HS
6-foot, 200-pounder with physical, athletic frame.  Ran a 7.46 60-yard dash and registered a 91 mph bat exit velocity at a previous PBR event this summer.  Behind the plate has shown pop times of 2.10-2.20 with 74 mph arm strength out of the crouch.  Balanced approach at the plate with some present gap power and a frame that projects for more to come.  On the mound sat 78-80 out of a high 3/4 arm slot while utilizing a 11/5 breaking curveball at 62-64 as his primary secondary pitch. Worked one inning in game action, pounding the strike zone and recording three ground ball outs.

Cole Whitton, 2019, RHP/3B, Perkiomen Valley HS
5-foot-11, 175-pound primary pitcher impressed at the plate going 5-for-11 with a double and a walk over the course of the two day event.  Whitton ran a 7.57 60-yard dash, and registered a 75 mph bat exit velocity at a previous PBR event this summer.  On the mound, the righty sat 75-78 out of a high 3/4 arm slot.  He also displayed a curveball with 11/5 shape at 65-66.  Whitton worked three innings showing solid command and the ability to hold his velocity out of the stretch.


7/20 Complete Results & Top Performers
Red Team (Pitcher Onlys)
 Red Team (Two-way Prospects)
7/23 Red Team (Position Players)
7/24 Navy Team (Pitcher Onlys)
7/25 Navy Team (Two-way Prospects)
7/26 Navy Team (Position Players)
7/27 Team PBR (Pitcher Onlys)
7/28 Team PBR (Two-way Prospects)
7/29 Team PBR (Position Players)